The production of leather and footwear in Russia in 2016 has increased compared to the same period last year by 6 percent. This was announced by Deputy Minister of industry and trade of Russia Viktor Evtukhov, speaking at the national forum of the light industry of Ministry of industry and trade of Russia, reports RNS.
"In 2016, compared to the same period in 2015, textile and apparel production grew by 4.2 percent, increase in the production of leather and footwear amounted to 6 percent," he said.
According evtuhova, light industry is one of the few industries showing growth.
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